Frank Kressman serves as the agency’s General Counsel and leads the NCUA’s Office of General Counsel. This office’s duties include representing the agency in litigation, executing administrative actions, interpreting the Federal Credit Union Act and the NCUA’s rules and regulations, processing Freedom of Information Act requests, advising the NCUA Board and the agency on general legal matters, and maintaining the agency’s records management program. The General Counsel’s office also drafts regulations designed to ensure the continued safety and soundness of the credit union system.
Before his selection as General Counsel, Mr. Kressman served as a Deputy General Counsel to the NCUA. He joined the agency in 1998 as a staff attorney. His previous experience includes work as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Mr. Kressman holds a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and a Master of Laws degree from The American University Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C.
ADDITIONAL LEGAL SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS
Director, Legal Advocacy
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Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the GoWest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]
Miller Nash LLP
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Head of Regulatory Affairs
Benjamin Lawsky is the Head of Regulatory Affairs and has been with NYDIG since its founding. He has also served as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Stone Ridge Asset Management since 2015. Benjamin was previously New York State’s Superintendent of Financial Services. In that role, Benjamin also spearheaded creation of the BitLicense, the first regulatory […]
Senior Financial Examiner
Department of Financial Regulation
Brian Rose has over 42 years of experience in the financial services industry in operations, underwriting, audit, loan review, and collections. In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Leasing Professional, and a Certified State Credit Union Examiner Supervisor. Since 2012 he has worked for the State of Oregon, Division of Finance and […]
Farleigh Wada Witt
Since 1991, Hal has been representing credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance matters, contract negotiation, dispute resolution, corporate governance, subsidiary operations, mergers, loan and deposit documentation, real estate, bankruptcy and collection, and other issues related to structuring and delivering financial services to consumers and businesses. His in-depth industry […]
VP, Strategic Partnerships & Resources
GoWest Credit Union Association
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Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for GoWest Solutions. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a team across the […]
Prior to joining FinRegLab, Kelly helped to stand up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she served most recently as the Assistant Director for Regulations. In that capacity, she oversaw rulemaking and guidance activities under the Dodd-Frank Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and various other federal consumer financial laws. Kelly previously was counsel at WilmerHale, where she […]